Child Care Counsellor – MCFD

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Child Care Counsellor
$29.49 – $33.45 hourly

There are currently up to 8  ‘As and When Needed’ auxiliary positions available
An eligibility list may be established for future ‘As and When needed’ positions at this location.

An opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth

The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a program of Provincial Services Division of the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  The Maples is a designated provincial mental health facility providing ‘On-site’, and community-based programming as well as outreach and ancillary services to collaboratively support youth, families and their communities. The Maples services the youth in British Columbia with significant psychiatric and behavioural difficulties, ages 12 to 17, as well as youth found Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or unfit to stand trial.  Additional services include community consultation service, training/capacity building opportunities and ongoing sharing of current literature.  Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our objective is to collaboratively work with families and communities to plan and care for youth through a closer to home focus.

The Child Care Counsellor, as part of the multi-disciplinary team, is responsible for providing Assessment, Care Planning, Treatment, Discharge and Community services for severely thought disordered or conduct disordered youths admitted to the Centre, in accordance with established principles and guidelines of practice; to perform various administrative duties which support program objectives; and to perform other related duties as required.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Degree in the behavioural sciences, psychiatric nursing or related field.
  • Some experience in youth care or related work.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

In addition, applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process

  • Must possess and maintain unrestricted valid BC Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Must provide a drivers abstract for last 5 years.
  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certificate (provided on the job if required)
  • Must be able to handle unpleasant and emotionally charged situations.
  • Must be willing and able to work shift work, including evenings, weekends and holidays within a 24/7 operation.
  • This position requires a willingness to work with verbally and physically violent adolescents
  • This position requires that staff my need to physically restrain adolescents for safety reasons (appropriate training is provided).


For more information and to apply online by February 23, 2020, please go to: